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Monitor Articles for September 4, 2012
In 'Free Syria,' the opposition tries its hand at being the boss
Michelle Obama paints a personal and political picture
Felled trees make way for space shuttle Endeavour (+video)
Quebec: 'Lady of concrete' becomes first female premier (+video)
Democrats: 'Mitt Romney just doesn't get it'
Why did NASA delay its Jupiter-bound craft's maneuver? (+video)
Michelle Obama: 'We all know who my husband is' (+video)
Cold summer for Hollywood: why movie attendance flopped
'No Easy Day': Six revelations from the book
Should you pay for a dog park? 3 pros and 3 cons.
Speaker John Boehner pledges offensive drive for House seats
World Hijab Day: Muslims debate where the headscarf belongs
Manufacturing slows in August
Hillary Clinton in Asia: Are US goals on China realistic?
Stock market's double vision: new iPhone, weak economy
Curiosity Mars rover shoots spectacular full-circle panorama
Free Syrian Army battles surplus of fighters and shortage of guns
13,000 La. homes damaged by Isaac: Officials
Bahrain activist verdicts send tough message on protest
Girls' clothing: Glitter mini-skirts and wedges hard to avoid
Ben Affleck's historical thriller 'Argo' tells a strange but true story (+video)
The Monitor's View
A food price spike that needn't be
The Simple Dollar
How conserving water affects your wallet: 5 ways
Julian Castro targets minority voters. Could they swing election for Dems?
Michelle Obama's challenge: persuade voters not to fire her husband
The Art of Haiku
Lufthansa flight attendants stage walkout at 3 airports
Reader recommendation: The Back Page
Behind rise in August auto sales: pickups
Drought in India: Disrupted rhythms of nomadic family life
Peace talks with FARC to begin next month, says Colombia's Santos
Popcorn drought hits US movie theaters (+video)
What is it like to live on Mars time? One family finds out.
Michelle Obama: from lightning rod to mom-in-chief
Chapter & Verse
Paramount Pictures and Puzo estate battle over 'Godfather' sequel rights
Chapter & Verse
Navy SEAL wrote 'No Easy Day' after being pushed out of SEAL Team 6 (+video)
Why did those pilot whales in Florida beach themselves?
Iran's navy to place warships off US coast 'in the next few years'
Kindergarten registration can also bring identity theft
Chapter & Verse
Amazon's Sara Nelson shares her favorite fall books
Suicide attack on US car in Pakistan shows resistance to offensive
11 best books of September, according to Amazon
Democratic convention challenge: Getting beyond 'are you better off?'
FBI collects Apple IDs from millions of devices, Anonymous alleges
Construction spending falls in July
Social Security bullets: A benefits agency needs ammo?
Betty White: Would she improve the Democratic convention? (+video)
Curiosity rover's Twitter feed displays moxie, gumption
Obama taps Kal Penn of 'Harold & Kumar' for convention. Is that wise? (+video)
Bomb Iran? Why 5 top Israeli figures don't want to do it.
Snedeker, Dustin Johnson among US Ryder Cup captain's picks
Russia turns its gaze eastward with APEC economic summit
The New Economy
Greece is crumbling. Is there any way out?
6 things Obama must do at the Democratic National Convention
Organic food: Costlier? Yes. More nutritious? No. (+video)
The Entrepreneurial Mind
Being an entrepreneur takes guts
Islam, politics, and women's rights: the view from the post-revolution Muslim world
Lucha Libre: A spandex-clad campaign against obesity in Mexico
No gym membership, no problem in the Dominican Republic
Is Julian Castro the Democrats' Marco Rubio? (+video)
Suicide bomber kills 25 at Afghan funeral
Obesity weighing on America – Latin America, that is
Stir It Up!
Bacon and egg salad
British PM Cameron makes cabinet changes, but keeps finance minister
NASA's Eureka! moment: Sun produces humongous 'light-bulb' solar storm (+video)
Obama vs. Romney 101: 5 ways they differ on taxes
Forest fire outside of Los Angeles cause unknown, may burn for a week (+video)
Kelly Ripa debuts new co-host Michael Strahan (+video)
The Circle Bastiat
Poland is avoiding the eurozone. Should Croatia follow?
100,000 Syrians escape hostilities in August
Pirate Bay founder Warg to be expelled from Cambodia
As DNC opens, Michelle Obama, Julian Castro get set to make their case
Prince Harry jokes about nude Vegas pics: 'Never one to be shy'
Tigers and humans can cohabitate when tigers work nights
A 'Source to Sea Cleanup' for New England's longest river
Voyager 1 soars into uncharted space, 11 billion miles from the sun (+video)
Michael Clarke Duncan: Gentle 'Green Mile' giant and a vegetarian
Investors lack basic financial literacy, study finds
Terrorism & Security
Netanyahu calls for US to give Iran a 'clear red line'
Global News Blog
Corrupt officials beware: China's Twitter empowers citizen-vigilantes
Eurozone banking fund will be delayed, finance minister says
Bright light from senior workers